A 10-year-old Weston girl has been unable to attend school for a month as her disabled mum cannot get her there. Tracy Sanday, who lives in Upper Church Road, is in a wheelchair so she cannot get back up the hill after taking her daughter Summer to Walliscote Primary School. There is no bus which could take her, Tracy cannot afford taxi fares and they are not eligible for travel assistance from North Somerset Council because they live less than two miles away.
A support group which helps people with Parkinson’s disease has been saved from closure, thanks to new volunteers. The North West Somerset branch of Parkinson’s UK, which meets in Nailsea, was told it could not continue unless new committee members were found before its annual meeting in March. After an appeal in the Times, a number of people volunteered their help and the vacant posts have now been filled.
More than 60 people are suffering from symptoms of food poisoning after dining at a Nailsea pub on Mother’s Day. The Old Farmhouse has voluntarily closed its kitchen after 62 people fell ill following a meal at the venue on Sunday. A number of diners reported suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting and North Somerset Council and Public Health England (PHE) are now working together to investigate the incident.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".